Better Days

John Mark Comer: Hurry, Stress + Leading

When we look at successful leaders, we often view their life through the lens of idealism. We think that they have everything figured out, which is never the case. In this episode, John Mark Comer joins me to talk about leading a mega-church, facing mental…
Wesley Towne
November 26, 2019
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Shame, Suffering + Leading

Leadership is hard. It comes with unique complexities. Sometimes we forget that we are human as we experience the weight of stress, anxiety, depression, and suffering. In this episode, I discuss the common struggles leaders face around Mental Health + Suffering, and the shame we…
Wesley Towne
November 14, 2019
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What Is Hope?

Hope is an appealing word to those who are suffering. How we frame the idea of hope is crucial. In this episode, I talk about popular ideas of hope that are unhelpful, and then I explain Honest Hope--what I believe to be the true concept…
Wesley Towne
September 16, 2019
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Complexity of Suffering as a Leader

Being a leader or public figure and suffering has always been challenging territory. In this episode, I discuss the unique challenges leaders face when living through personal suffering or experiencing mental health conditions. I offer some encouraging thoughts that I have learned along the way.…
Wesley Towne
September 9, 2019
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The Anxious Mind

Patterns of thinking are formed intentionally and unintentionally. When it comes to living with an anxious mind, it is important to begin to evaluate patterns of thinking and what has formed those patterns over time. In this episode, I talk about the anxious mind, the…
Wesley Towne
August 29, 2019
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Deconstructing Stigmas

There are so many false ideas about mental health + suffering. In this episode, I deconstruct a number of stigmas about mental health and suffering through the ancient story of Job. 
Wesley Towne
August 26, 2019